Monday, May 29th 2017    |   


Employment  Website Design

I am a professional website builder with over 22 years of freelance work experience, and more than 12 years of dedicated time spent in the corporate sector. I'm used to building websites for customers from the ground up and can fashion together anything from a streamlined simple site to a fully functioning ecommerce site, seo-optimized, with google adwords, and lead tracking and reporting capabilities.

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I am one of a handful of startup members of this company. I coded the website using HTML, PHP, and CSS, based on the PSD designs of an excellent designer that I've worked with for years.

Nurturley, Inc. was founded in 2014 by Whitney Mullen, mom of a wild toddler and creator of Soft Chomp. What began as a simple idea for a better toothbrush transformed into a mission to create a better business that helps families stay happy, healthy, and nurtured.

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I am one of the seven startup members of this company. I was in charge of the website and user experience for the company. I brought aboard a back-end developer that I was familiar with and as a team we executed our vision for this website. I also created the general design of the logo which was a fun project.

sosUturn is a program for use in schools as a means of corrective action. Using modules to target specific student misbehaviors, administrators were able to keep children in school and work with them to reinforce healthy, pro-social alternatives to poor behavior choices. The benefit to the student was that they learned effective ways to deal with their specific misbehavior. The benefit to schools was that they retained the revenue for keeping a child in school, rather than sending them home, and they got a record of them working with the student to advance better behavior.

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When I was first hired by Sally Ride Science, I maintained the Sally Ride Science website and continued to develop parts of it. I was promoted to Web Development Manager, then Project Manager and then Product Manager at Sally Ride Science and worked with the new web team to continue to develop the website to match our new company direction and product needs.

Sally Ride Science was founded in 2001 by Dr. Sally Ride, America's first woman in space, along with Dr. Tam O'Shaughnessy (President and CEO), Dr. Karen Flammer (Senior Science Advisor), and two like-minded friends to inspire young people in STEM and to promote STEM literacy.

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At Sally Ride Science we were tasked with creating eBooks from our excellent print book series. I designed the system, first in Photoshop and then using PHP to develop and refine a prototype. I gained a great appreciation and love of product development during this project, and would eventually be promoted to Product Manager at Sally Ride Science. I also gained an appreciation for public speaking during this time, as I was asked to give presentations to the teachers and faculty members about our eBook solution for many years at the Sally Ride Science Academy.

Sally Ride Science eLearning is a truly innovative, interactive, and inspiring online learning environment. It is standards-based and designed to ignite and sustain students' interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

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I designed the second EarthKAM website. I was promoted to Web Development Manager and then Project Manager at Sally Ride Science and worked with the new web team to develop the site further.

Sally Ride EarthKAM (Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle school students) is a NASA educational outreach program that enables students, teachers, and the public to learn about Earth from the unique perspective of space. During Sally Ride EarthKAM missions (periods when the Sally Ride EarthKAM camera is operational), middle school students around the world request images of specific locations on Earth. The entire collection of Sally Ride EarthKAM images is available in a searchable Sally Ride EarthKAM image archive. This image collection and accompanying activities are extraordinary resources to engage students in Earth and space science, geography, social studies, mathematics, communications, and art.

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I designed the original GRAIL MoonKAM website. I was promoted to Web Development Manager and then Project Manager at Sally Ride Science and worked with the new web team to develop the site further.

GRAIL MoonKAM (Moon Knowledge Acquired by Middle school students) is GRAIL's signature education and public outreach program. It is led by Sally Ride Science—the science education company founded by Dr. Sally Ride, America's first woman in space—in collaboration with undergraduate students at the University of California, San Diego.

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The Hospitality Micro-Site my boss and I put together based on the old InfoGenesis CMS, and using various marketing tricks of the trade to get the job done. This site is organically SEO optimized and streamlined for lead capture as well as integrated with Salesforce and Eloqua 3rd party applications

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Original Falcon used to be New Falcon, until there was a legal debacle over ownership that was made for a TV movie. There still is a New Falcon but it's more like a Cold Duck; the Original Falcon is flying high though and good things are happening...

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I did this site as a favor for family friends; they started up a pet sitting service and needed some online marketing. Another family member joined in and we turned out a pretty cool little site that attracted her some business.

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My good friend (and boss) did this website for a former co-worker of ours. Matt did the design work and I did the php and javascript work. The hurdle was to make the photo slideshow dynamic so as to make updating it simple. It turned out great.

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Cryptanalysis  Cryptography & Steganography

Cryptanalysis (from the Greek kryptós, "hidden", and analýein, "to loosen" or "to untie") is the study of methods for obtaining the meaning of encrypted information, without access to the secret information which is normally required to do so. Typically, this involves finding a secret key. In non-technical language, this is the practice of codebreaking or cracking the code, although these phrases also have a specialised technical meaning (see code).

In cryptanalysis, frequency analysis is the study of the frequency of letters or groups of letters in a ciphertext. The method is used as an aid to breaking classical ciphers.

Click here for a frequency analysis tool.

Steganography is the art and science of writing hidden messages in such a way that no-one apart from the sender and intended recipient even realizes there is a hidden message.

The word steganography is of Greek origin and means "covered, or hidden writing". Its ancient origins can be traced back to 440 BC. Herodotus mentions two examples of steganography in The Histories of Herodotus. Demaratus sent a warning about a forthcoming attack to Greece by writing it on a wooden panel and covering it in wax. Wax tablets were in common use then as re-usable writing surfaces, sometimes used for shorthand. Another ancient example is that of Histiaeus, who shaved the head of his most trusted slave and tattooed a message on it. After his hair had grown the message was hidden. The purpose was to instigate a revolt against the Persians. Later, Johannes Trithemius published the book Steganographia, a treatise on cryptography and steganography disguised as a grimoire.

Today, the term steganography includes the concealment of digital information within computer files. For example, the sender might start with an ordinary-looking image file, then adjust the color of every 100th pixel to correspond to a letter in the alphabet—a change so subtle that someone who isn't actively looking for it is unlikely to notice it.

By contrast, Cryptography obscures the meaning of a message, but it does not conceal the fact that there is a message.

Select one of the following ciphers:   

In cryptography, a cipher (or cypher) is an algorithm for performing encryption and decryption — a series of well-defined steps that can be followed as a procedure. An alternative term is encipherment. In non-technical usage, a "cipher" is the same thing as a "code"; however, the concepts are distinct in cryptography. In classical cryptography, ciphers were distinguished from codes. Codes operated by substituting according to a large codebook which linked a random string of characters or numbers to a word or phrase. For example, "UQJHSE" could be the code for "Proceed to the following coordinates". When using a cipher the original information is known as plaintext, and the encrypted form as ciphertext. The ciphertext message contains all the information of the plaintext message, but is not in a format readable by a human or computer without the proper mechanism to decrypt it; it should resemble random gibberish to those not intended to read it.

The operation of a cipher usually depends on a piece of auxiliary information, called a key or, in traditional NSA parlance, a cryptovariable. The encrypting procedure is varied depending on the key, which changes the detailed operation of the algorithm. A key must be selected before using a cipher to encrypt a message. Without knowledge of the key, it should be difficult, if not nearly impossible, to decrypt the resulting cipher into readable plaintext.


Flash  Film Shorts & Video Games

From the very first time I got to play with Macromedia Flash (see Fishtank) I was hooked. It offered a wonderful opportunity to create animated films, video games... the possibilities seemed endless. And it still is a wonderful program, which I use often times during the production of work-related web elements - however, it's been quite some time since I put away Flash for my own personal enjoyment, and my interests have moved on to other things. So here you'll see some fully developed video games (Beer Die), some half-formed ideas (Balloon), some film shorts (Mickey Mouse and others), and more recently some videos I've made in IMovie and other video editing programs, translated into flash for your viewing consumption. Enjoy!


Flash:   

Barack Obama has a lot of positive things to say, speaks eloquently and intelligently, and furthermore speaks to me. He's interested in the unification of divergent factors in order to move progressively forward towards a brighter future. He brings change, and hope, and represents the breaking of the color barrier at our highest level of office. So here's to him - I wrote the song myself, sung it myself (yes my rapping is horrible) and composed the video as a tribute to a fellow Punahou Alum.

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My wife and I saw Maria Sharipova at last ever Acura Tennis Classic in San Diego. Some of this was taken there, some of it off the television when I got home. Music is Conquest by the White Stripes.

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A bit of music set to some Crowley Images.

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I believe Calvin & Hobbes to be the most original, creative, intelligent comic that has ever graced the newspaper, and I say that with all the respect in the world for The Far Side. What Bill Watterson did... I stand in awe. I made this flash movie as a tribute. I cut together various panels from actual comics to get the effect, and matched it to Henry Mancini's Pink Panther.

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This is a flash video game I created in College using a combination of Photoshop and Flash. It's based on a popular game we played back in those days which involved drinking. You and a partner defend your table's edge from 2 opponents, and score points by bouncing a die off the end of their side of the table and having it hit the floor without them catching it. That's the summary; details are in the game; and the twist is delivered by plinking and plunking your oppenents till their drunk as skunks. Play responsibly.

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This never got past an early developmental stage which you can see here. Use the arrows to control it (you may have to mouseclick on the screen to get the controls to kick-in. The spacebar drops your bombs and you'll be aiming for the houses. You want to avoid the birds; they'll pop your balloon (to reset, just hit ctrl-r on most computers). If you are alive and want to see a nice sunset, hit the esc key.

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Please enjoy a bit of morbid humor. I found this random painting of mickey mouse while surfing the net and it inspired me to do a flash piece. The clock in the beginning is a shout out to the day's of my youth.

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The day I discovered Flash I made this. I even did the water sounds (me pouring a glass of H20 next to the mic). Good times those - I was working for govWorks, a dot.com that was featured in a movie about the internet bubble.

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This is the 2nd piece of flash I ever did. I was inspired to make a story book, and I had been watching a great deal of VH1 Pop-Up Video. The mix made for a Pulp Fiction-esque tale with an homage to the old mac mouse I used to use; it was a circle... it was also not a good idea.

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I did this one fore my girlfriend, now my wife, while I was squatting in her apartement in Cambridge, MA a long time ago.

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Sigil, Logo, Icon

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Working like an alchemist over the course of a week, I produced "Watts" by cutting Alan Watts lectures and various songs together. I hope you enjoy the tantric blend of beat and buddhism, and I hope you dig the lectures that this wonderful sage recorded on such an interesting subject.

Listen to  Watts

Mixed by Joshua Lieberman
Spoken Word by Alan Watts
Music by unknown artists

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Album Tracks

  1. Buddhism
  2. Tantra
  3. Ego
  4. Samsara
  5. The Wheel
  6. Escape
  7. The Universe
  8. Voidness
  9. The Dialogues
  10. Skillful Means
  11. Different
  12. Yellow
  13. It Rose
  14. The Middle Way
  15. No Religion